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- Information Technology
- Customer Service
- Human Resources and Recruitment
- Accounting and Finance
Job hunting can be stressful at the best of times. But what can make it even more daunting is not having a degree that will help you transition into the workforce.
For instance, you majored in arts, it was a great idea at the time, but now you’ve graduated, and you’re at a loss for what to do next – or how to even get started.
Getting your foot into an entry-level position is key to both helping you develop your career portfolio, and giving you the confidence to develop transferable skills that will help you get one step closer to your dream job.
Below is a list of the top most common industries that are best suited to college grads, and best of all, they’re currently hiring.
If you think about any successful business person, the chances are, they are a great salesperson too. Selling is probably one of the most crucial skills to have if you want to progress in work. Why? Because we are constantly selling.
Whether it’s in a job interview or on a first date, people are selling themselves almost all the time. However, very few people can do it well – let alone, stick to it. So companies are always looking to develop a strong sales team.
There’s a common misconception that you have to be a geek with an IT degree to land a job in IT. But that’s not the case. Plenty of IT companies have roles for people with little to no experience in information technology.
It’s just a matter of knowing how to tailor your resume to the role, and highlighting what you bring to the table. If you give it careful thought, you’d realize there’s probably a lot more than you think. Organizational abilities and product knowledge are also really key in this field and don’t require technical skills.
Customer service roles are not for the faint-hearted. You will meet people who make it their mission to ruin your day. But you will also meet people who will remind you of why it’s all worthwhile.
Working in customer service will make you equipped to deal with all sorts of problems life throws at you – both in and out of the office. Flirting with the idea of starting your career in customer service? Some might even call it a rite of passage.
Human Resources and Recruitment
A role in human resources can be challenging. But it can also be pretty exciting. If you are strong-willed, have a good level of determination, and like the idea of playing cupid for a job seeker and an employer, then a job in human resources or recruitment could be a good way to explore those interests.
Accounting and Finance
Some people are numbers people, others are not. If you’re a numbers person who is hoping to land a role where you can add and subtract to your heart’s content, then the world is your oyster because there is no shortage of work in the world of finance.
In fact, the national average salary for a financial analyst straight out of college is $71,418 per year. Yes, you read that correctly. If this is the route you choose, then all those all-nighters on campus will have certainly paid off.
Fancy getting started now? We have three companies below that might pique your interest, and there are even more grad-friendly companies on the Job Board.
Indeed is a multi-cultural business that is regularly looking to develop its teams across various departments. Anyone hoping to kick start their career in an environment filled with opportunities and work for a company that has work-life balance down to a T, you’ve come to the right place.
If you’re slightly intimidated by the size of the company, then don’t be. Preparation is key. With the right interview prep, you’ll be able to get your foot in the door and keep it there.
Browse more job options at Indeed here.
Does your heart lie in the world of finance? If so, then nothing would be more fulfilling than starting your career in a company that is affiliated with Fortune Global 500 companies.
Deloitte is the largest global provider of financial advisory, audit and assurance, and tax-related services, meaning the opportunities for career growth are endless. The company has around 286,000 employees in 150 countries – who’s to say you can’t be one of those great statistics?
Search for some open positions at Deloitte to start exploring your options.
Whether you’re a salesperson or a marketing head, HubSpot offers plenty of opportunities for those looking to develop skills that can be used across a wide variety of areas.
It is the leading customer relationship management (CRM) platform and provides marketing, sales and customer service tools to help businesses grow. If a role at HubSpot is the first step in your career ladder then not only would you be helping yourself grow, but you’d be doing the same for small businesses.
Help yourself and a business owner live their dream with a job at HubSpot.
Discover hundreds more just-out-of-college job opportunities via the Gradcafe Job Board
Filomena Kaguako is a freelance journalist and Jobbio contributor who is based in Ireland.
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